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If you missed the 3/31/2017 application deadline, you may still apply for the SCSE Wait List. Please follow one of the links below for Pre-K through 3rd Grade:

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This public charter school opened in the Fall of 2015 and is currently serving scholars in grades Pre-K through 2. Stamford Excellence is a free public charter school, with admission open to all Stamford residents. If you have questions, please email stamfordexcellence@gmail.com or call (203) 989-0000.

SCSE proudly supports FREE SUMMER MEALS for all of our growing scholars!
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An introduction into the wonderful world of our sister school and education model, Bronx Excellence...

If you are moved by our story, as told by scholars and current supporters, please consider donating to Excellence Community Schools to further uphold Bronx & Stamford Excellence.

Guests Bryant & Hilary Gumble with Willie Geist (Host, ECS Board Member)

Guests Bryant & Hilary Gumble with Willie Geist (Host, ECS Board Member)

To learn more about our model, please click here. Please consider making a donation here. Your efforts can purchase a classroom named after your Alma Mater for the 2017-2018 school year, scholarship for an alumni, new science kits for our brand new chemistry lab, new computers & technology resources, arts & athletics programs, summer enrichment programs and beyond!  Additionally, we have many mentorship opportunities available and would love to speak to you about how advising a Bronx Excellence scholar can change both of your lives for the better. Thank you very much, again, for your tremendous support of scholars. "When EXCELLENCE is expected, we all aim higher, we all think bigger, and, together, we all RISE UP."


Excellent News:
2016 Gala Was a Resounding Success!

Charlene Reid (CEO), Stacey Lauren (Bronx Excellence Board Chair), Joyce Frost (ECS Board Chair), Craig Tooman (Prinicpal at CTA Architects, P.C.)

Charlene Reid (CEO), Stacey Lauren (Bronx Excellence Board Chair), Joyce Frost (ECS Board Chair), Craig Tooman (Prinicpal at CTA Architects, P.C.)

On behalf of the Stamford Excellence family and community, we would like to thank everyone who was able to join us and contribute to our 2016 Gala. On Wednesday, October 26th, the evening opened with warm remarks from Willie Geist, our host and continuous supporter, and Excellence Community Board Chair, Joyce Frost. We then honored Stacey Lauren, Bronx Excellence Board Chair (our sister school), for her tireless advocacy for education equality in the South Bronx.

We also honored Craig Tooman, Principal at CTA Architects PC, for his steadfast commitment to the construction of Bronx Excellence's brand new LEED-certified middle school facility on Benedict Avenue. Our evening wasn't complete without a mini-doc featuring Bronx Excellence scholars, a dazzling performance by the Bronx Excellence Voices, and a hilarious monologue from comedian Cory Kahaney. Notable Stamford Excellence board member Chris Shumway shared inspirational words about his experience in Stamford as well. Excellence Community Schools extend our deepest gratitude to all the many others who made our night and our schools a continuing success.

Stamford Excellence, 1 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902.

Stamford Excellence, 1 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902.

If you were not able to attend, please consider making a donation here. Your efforts can purchase new computers, chemistry kits, athletic equipment and scholarships to assist Excellence alumni during their college careers. Also consider naming a classroom after your alma mater for the 2017-2018 school year. Additionally, we have many mentorship opportunities available and would love to speak to you about how advising a Bronx Excellence scholar can change both of your lives for the better. Thank you very much, again, for your tremendous support of scholars. "When EXCELLENCE is expected, we all aim higher, we all think bigger, and, together, we all RISE UP."

Chris Shumway (Stamford Excellence Board Member), Stacey Lauren (Bronx Excellence Board Chair), and Charlene Reid (CEO)

Chris Shumway (Stamford Excellence Board Member), Stacey Lauren (Bronx Excellence Board Chair), and Charlene Reid (CEO)

Welcome to Stamford Excellence!

We are a free Pre-K to 2nd grade public charter school based on a proven, nationally-recognized school model, practiced by the Bronx Charter School for Excellence,  that can boost student achievement and prepare more Stamford students for college and the jobs of tomorrow. SCSE offers another high performing academic option for families because we are the very first charter elementary school in Stamford!


Key Elements of Stamford Excellence:

1. High academic standards focused on preparing kids for college and jobs.

2. Extended school days

3. Broad liberal arts education that stresses teaching critical thinking skills

4. Data-driven instruction

5. Rigorous parent engagement

6. Open collaboration with the community

Learn About the Education Model

Helpful Charter School Facts: 

  • Charter schools are free, open-enrollment public schools that admit students via a blind lottery. They cannot and do not exclude students on the basis of their academic ability. 
  • They are managed by non-profits and subjects to government oversight.  If they are mismanaged or do not perform, charters can be shut down by the state. 
  • State charter schools do not take funding away from the local school district in any way, shape or form - they are funded via a separate state grant.